Obituaries

George Joseph Barishian – Scituate

George Joseph Barishian, age 87, of Hope, R.I., died on Friday, December 25, 2020. He was born on October 22, 1933, to the late Karicor and Emily (Azrak) Barishian in Providence, R.I. He had lived... more

Ronald A. Godfrin – Woonsocket

Ronald A. Godfrin, 70, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully Friday, December 25, 2020, of complications due to COVID-19. He was the longtime partner of Ronald Bernier. Born in Woonsocket, he was... more

Dana B. O’Neill – Smithfield

Dana B. O’Neill, 87, died Friday, December 25, 2020, at home after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Janice V. (O’Neil) of Greenville. He was born in Bellows Falls, Vt., to Charles... more

Robert E. Reall – Lincoln

On Monday, December 21, 2020, Robert E. Reall, 88, of Lincoln, formerly of Greenville, died peacefully at home surrounded by many loved ones. He was the loving husband of Mary Ellen (Gaynor) Cimino... more

Phyllis H. Bielecki – Smithfield

Phyllis H. Bielecki, 91, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years Eugene (Gene) A. Bielecki. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was a daughter of the... more

Rose M. Shore – Johnston

Rose M. Shore, 93, formerly of Johnston, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation in Burrillville. She was the widow of Irving Shore and Joseph Cicatiello. Born in... more

Charles J. Dybala – North Smithfield

Charles J. Dybala, 70, of North Smithfield, passed away peacefully at home on December 23 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Charlie was a proud and humble man who enjoyed the simple... more

Rita M. (Gear) Conti – Lincoln

Rita M. (Gear) Conti, 90, formerly of Lincoln, died Thursday, December 24, 2020, at Trinity Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of the late Giantano Conti. Born in Warwick, a daughter... more

Robert A. Surprenant – Lincoln

Robert A. Surprenant, 94, formerly of Albion, died Friday, December 25, 2020, at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa M. (Richard)... more

Roland Henri Pelletier Sr. – Midlothian, Texas

Roland Henri Pelletier Sr., 72, of Midlothian, Texas, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and friends on December 3, 2020. Born August 6, 1948, in Providence, R.I., he was... more

Edward Joseph Gravel Sr. – Woonsocket

Edward Joseph Gravel Sr.’s journey began on May 11, 1944, when he arrived as the son of the late Leodard and Theresa Marie (Phaneuf) Gravel at Woonsocket Hospital. 76 years later on December 25, 2020... more

Jeanine Grenier – North Smithfield

Jeanine (Devisch) Grenier, 90, of North Smithfield, R.I., wife of the late Normand Grenier, died peacefully at home on Christmas Day. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., she was the daughter of Louis and... more

William L. Gallagher Sr. – Smithfield

William L. Gallagher Sr., 94, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020. He was the husband of the late Dorothy E. (Whitman) Gallagher for 62 years before her passing in 2018. He was born in Providence... more

Raymond J. Lauzon – North Smithfield

Raymond J. Lauzon, 74, passed away on December 24, 2020, due to COVID-19 complications. He was the loving husband of Constance (Smith) Lauzon to whom he was married for 43 years. Born in Woonsocket... more

Thomas L. Antunes – Lincoln

Thomas L. Antunes, 66, of Lincoln, passed away on December 24, 2020, at home. He was the husband of the late Sonia (Ostreyko) Antunes. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Frank and Janet... more

Helena A. Samek – Cumberland

Helena “Nancy” (Eddy) Samek, 83, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2020. She was the wife of Joseph S. Samek Jr., of Cumberland. They were happily married for 58 years. Nancy worked as a school... more

Florence M. Boudreau – North Providence

Florence M. (Cifelli) Boudreau, 99, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. She was the wife of the late Arthur E. Boudreau. Born in North Providence, where she lived most of her life... more

Claire T. Larson – Woonsocket

Claire T. (Lanctot) Larson, 89, died December 19, 2020, in Woonsocket Health and Rehab Center. She was the wife of the late Frederick T. Larson, Jr., whom she married May 30, 1951. Born in... more

Carmella Hebert – Glocester

Carmella (Bucci) Hebert, 92, of Glocester, passed away peacefully after a full and long life, on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at her daughter’s home, with her loving family surrounding her. She was... more

Patricia A. Franklin – Woonsocket

Patricia A. (Sevigny) Franklin, 77, of Woonsocket, died December 18, 2020, in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of 58 years of Robert Franklin. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of... more

Theresa F. Cardin – Woonsocket

Theresa F. (Gravel) Cardin, 94, of Woonsocket, died December 22, 2020, in The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Henry O. Cardin. Born in Bellingham, Mass., she was the daughter of the late... more

Debra L. Lucchesi – Woonsocket

Debra L. (Hodell) Lucchesi, 49, of Woonsocket, died December 19, 2020, in her home. She was the wife of the late John T. Lucchesi. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Robert and Lorraine (... more

Jenny Wrona – Guilford, Conn.

Jenny Wrona, of Guilford, Conn., formerly of Pawtucket, R.I., passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020, at The Guilford House, Guilford, Conn., at the age of 101. Wife of the late Walter Wrona Sr.,... more

Diane E. Barras – Palm Coast, Fla.

Diane E. Barras, 76, of Palm Coast, Fla., originally from Blackstone, Mass., passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her life and advocate for... more

Gino Pazzetta – North Smithfield

Gino Pazzetta, 81, passed away on December 20, 2020, at St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of Denise (Banks) Pazzetta. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Romano and Victoria (... more

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